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Before choosing course

The built environment is project-based and the construction client has an important role in relation to the projects that are initiated. The construction client is often described as an "innovation supporter" or "change agent" for a more innovative and sustainable built environment. 

Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce, reflect on, apply and evaluate concepts, tools and methods for project communication.

What is Project communication?

Project communication covers the construction client’s perspective on managing and organizing construction projects from the initial planning to handing over, with a particular focus on how the client's project manager shall manage and organize communication and information in the best possible way. Thus, it combines project management, real estate planning, construction management and organization and leadership.

What is a Construction Client?

Construction clients are “the initiators of projects and those that contract with other parties for the supply of construction goods or services” (Atkin & Flanagan, 1995, in Boyd & Chinyio, 2006, p. 5). 

A construction client can be private or public, it can be an individual or an organization. The construction client can be long term or short term focused, it can build for own use, to lease or to sell. 

 

Choose semester and course offering

Choose semester and course offering to see information from the correct course syllabus and course offering.

* Retrieved from Course syllabus AI2810 (Spring 2022–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course includes the planning and construction process, project management, the client role, project organization, contract forms, stakeholder management, information management and communication.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to prepare students for further studies on advanced level within real estate and construction, as well as for analysing the planning- and construction process and for participating in and managing construction projects.

After completing the course, the participants should be able to:

Describe, use, select and compare concepts, tools and methods for analysis of the planning and construction process and for planning and managing construction projects, especially from the client´s perspective, based on established research, considering goals for sustainable development.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligibility to the master programme in Real Estate and Construction Management.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Information about course literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • PRO2 - Project Work, 2,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Essay, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The examination is time-limited.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Tina Karrbom Gustavsson

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AI2810

Offered by

ABE/Construction and Facilities Management

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Tina Karrbom Gustavsson, 08-790 8799, tina.karrbom@abe.kth.se